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FO summons Afghan envoy over Charsadda attack

January 26 , 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign office Tuesday summoned Afghan Charge d’Affaires Syed Abdul Nasir Yousafi to convey the country’s concern regarding the use of Afghan soil by certain terrorist elements in the recent terrorist attack in Charsadda.

According to the statement issued here, the Afghan Charge d’Affaires was told that investigations have revealed that handlers of this terrorist act were operating from Afghan territory and used Afghan telecommunication network for planning and executing this attack.

It said that the relevant details have already been shared with Afghanistan.

“The government of Afghanistan was urged to take action against the perpetrators of this heinous act of terrorism and extend cooperation to Pakistani authorities to bring them to justice at the earliest possible,” the statement added.

It is pertinent to mention here that four gunmen had stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on January 20, 2016, leaving at least 21 people dead, most of them were students. –Samaa


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